Well Easter passed without much event. It was a relief to us all. We do not celebrate it and since we've living on the East Coast we get coerced into spending it with my Mom and we all end up miserable. With her over indulgence of candy and the wanting us to go to church it ends up being a stressful day. We did have a very nice dinner with our neighbors and M's Mom. It was full of the promise of summer foods to come. It was so nice and what we think Easter (the coming of Spring) is all about. The kids asked on Saturday if we were getting some Easter Candy. Of course, I can imagine them asking....but we have been on a celebratory roll this week. We started with Passover (twice), and had A's Birthday party, and a wonderful dinner with friends on Saturday night, and not to mention that we were making all the desserts for these affairs. Uh, uh said I!!! Don't you think we've had enough. So we will do what we always do...buy the candy after Easter when it is on sale. Someday some descendent of mine is going to wonder why they celebrate Holidays after they happen and some wise Mom is going to say, "Because your Great, Great Grandmother Victoria, God she was GREAT, married an Artist honey".
A's birthday party was fun. Sushi for dinner. We were rolling and cutting a long time. Then we got to do hair. The girls were a riot and we took lots of photos. A insisted on photos for her friends on the West Coast and some especially for her buddy Julian, who is a very dear friend in Oregon. A certainly won the "best hair" award. A few days before she dyed her hair dark brown with intention of adding some hot pink strips to it. Well, after she bleached the strips it looked so cool that she left it. The streaks came out a tawny orange brown. It looks so cool!! M's hair never took to the bleach so no polka dots this time. I have bluish purple hightlights. I like it!!! One girl got her tips bleached, one got red streaks (we think that she's going to be back for more!), one got red hightlights, and one got got two purple streaks at her face. Oh, I almost forgot X and one of her buddy got purple streaks and tips. It was alot of fun and let me tell you...it takes alot of time to do all those people. I was up to 3:30AM and then up at 9:00 to make the breakfast pastry. I think a great time was had by all. A has now announced that she wants an ear piercing device that we saw at the beauty supply store for her birthday. I say she just wants to be the most popular kid in Saratoga Springs. We'll see about that one. I'll let you all know how brave Mom and Dad are. I did mention that I'm married to an artist.
Everyone is eating breakfast. We are all getting and slower and slower at arriving on the planet in the morning. Gotta go...Blessings...V